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Here is where we will be out and about at Shows, Talks and Workshops in the year ahead.

The talks are booked by specific groups but you don't need to be a member to attend, as visitors are always welcome for a small contribution. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to book us or if you need any more details. A description of all the talks we offer are here.

18 Feb 2020: Shropshire Quilters
Talk
How long can the traditions of making labour intensive hand made textiles continue? A thought provoking talk.
Mereside Community Centre, Springfield, Shrewsbury SY2 6LH
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7pm

Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful textiles?

We’ll look at the past and possible future solutions in this thought provoking talk illustrated with some of our very best textiles from around the world.

28 Mar 2020: World Textile Day Wales
Show
The Minerva Centre, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes,
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 10 - 4.30

2020 Theme is "Crossing Borders and Border Crossings"

Watch This Space for more details!

6 Apr 2020: Malvern Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Malvern, Worcestershire
Mon 6 Apr 2020

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

7 Apr 2020: Solihull Embroiderer's Guild
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG
Tue 7 Apr 2020, 7.30 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

25 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020: Wonderwool
Show
Builth Wells Showground
Sat 25 Apr 2020 to Sun 26 Apr 2020
6 Jun 2020: World Textile Day Central
Show
Kings Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall
Sat 6 Jun 2020, 10 - 4.30
8 Jun 2020: Llandegai Patchers
Talk
How long can the traditions of making labour intensive hand made textiles continue? A thought provoking talk.
Talgai Hall, Llandegai
Mon 8 Jun 2020, 1.30 pm

Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful textiles?

We’ll look at the past and possible future solutions in this thought provoking talk illustrated with some of our very best textiles from around the world.

13 Jun 2020: World Textile Day Scotland
Show
Bridge of Allan Parish Hall
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 10 - 4.30
17 Jun 2020: Aberdeen Patchwork and Quilters Group
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Rubislaw Church Centre, 1, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen AB15 4AB
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 7 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

9 Jul 2020: Wirral Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Wirral
Thu 9 Jul 2020, 7.30

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

28 Jul 2020: Crystal Quilters
Talk
How long can the traditions of making labour intensive hand made textiles continue? A thought provoking talk.
The Elton Centre, St. John's Road, Stourbridge DY8 1HA
Tue 28 Jul 2020, evening

Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful textiles?

We’ll look at the past and possible future solutions in this thought provoking talk illustrated with some of our very best textiles from around the world.